BWW TV Exclusive: Doug Wright & Dale Soules Preview Atlantic Theatre Company's POSTERITY!
Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Posterity, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright and featuring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules, Henry Stram and Mickey Theis. Posterity is currently in previews and will officially open Sunday, March 15, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).
Norway's most celebrated sculptor (Linklater) is commissioned to create the last official portrait of the country's most famous writer, but Henrik Ibsen (Noble) proves to be an irascible, contentious sitter, as the two men wage war over both his legacy and his likeness. With his inimitable wit and insight, Doug Wright explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten.
In the special interview below, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sits down with Wright and Soules to chat about the new play, working together again, and more!
Wright received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for his acclaimed play I Am My Own Wife and wrote the books for the Broadway musicals The Little Mermaid, Grey Gardens and Hands On a Hardbody. His screenplay adaptation of his Obie Award winning play Quills was nominated for three Academy Awards®, a Golden Globe Award® and was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review.
Soules' Broadway credits include: Hair (debut), Dude, The Magic Show (co-starring magician Doug Henning and introducing Stephen Schwartz's songs "Lion Tamer" and "West End Avenue"), Whose Life Is It Anyway, The Crucible (with Laura Linney and Liam Neeson, Richard Eyre-Dir.), Grey Gardens (Michael Greif-Dir.) and most recently creating the role of "Janice" in Hands On A Hardbody (Neil Pepe-Dir.). Television: American Playhouse's "Until She Talks," "The Grapes of Wrath," "Sesame Street," Maurice Sendak's "Really Rosie," "Law & Order," "Unforgettable," currently on season 2 of Netflix Series "Orange is the New Black" as "Frieda Berlin."